Book: Glebe Houses of Colonial Virginia
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In Colonial Virginia with its established church, every parish was required by law to provide its minister with a glebe, a farm or plantation, and a glebe house as part of his recompense. There were numerous glebe houses in Colonial Virginia and they were substantial, well-built dwellings, fine examples of the mid-sized plantation house. With disestablishment of the church following the American Revolution, all glebe houses passed into private hands and only a few survive today. This study of the glebe system and the stories of the remaining glebe houses provide intriguing glimpses into social, religious, and economic life of Colonial Virginia.
The book describes in detail the parish glebe house that survives just off North Glebe Road in Arlington.
Co-author Willard Webb was a Virginian who received his education at the College of William and Mary and George Washington University. He served for about 30 years as a federal historian with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and authored several volumes on the Vietnam War and the Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. For the last ten years of his federal career he was head of the Joint History Office. He was a member of the Arlington Historical Society and wrote several articles for the Arlington Historical Magazine on local history.
Fellow author, Anne C. Webb grew up in a military family family aand lived in various places around the country and across the world. She settled in Arlington with her husband, Willard. She received her education at hte Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. After working for more than 10 years with a university research office, she joined the staff at Tudor Place, a historic house museum in Georgetown where she served as assistant curator and archivist. She has been a long time member of the Arlington Historical Society and has also written several articles for the Arlington Historical Magazine.
- Soft cover, 202 pages with many illustrations
- List of Parishes of the Established Church in Colonial Virginia
- Appraisement of the Estate of the Late Thomas Smith
- Published by Heritage Books, 2003
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